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The 2017 GH101 Fundraiser 24 Hour Livestream is Archived and Live

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Below is the entire playlist of videos from the livestream, but it would probably be better if you use YouTube for this one. The playlist can be found here. On multi-game streams (there were a few) you can find clickable links to specific starting points for titles.

It’s a self-playing list containing the 21 videos captured during the livestream. Two of the videos: “Fred plays Rock Band 3 with his brother and wife” and “Metroid 2 vs. AM2R” need some edits due to muting thanks to copyright claims, but are totally worth seeing and will be live in the next day or so. They will automatically be added to the playlist.

We are fully funded for 2017 and it’s thanks to all of you! It was a blast and we look forward to doing it again next year. Thanks for all who came out and all that check these videos out. If you would like to make a donation, it’s still not too late! We have a Patreon running with plenty of worthwhile stretch goals here and single donations are always available at bit.ly/gh101donate.

Friday at the Movies: Captain America Civil War

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Video games are an interactive experience and whether it’s that fact or something completely unrelated the stories in them, well, mostly suck.  Comic books (as well as other media) somehow get lumped into the same world, which is completely without merit.  Perhaps it’s that both started off as a target for kids, but whatever the reason this is a myth that is often regarded as fact.  Comic books have incredible story lines, character development, and even rival contemporary films in terms of quality content.  Captain America Civil War has to be one of the best translations from comic book to screen I have ever seen.

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Written by Fred Rojas

May 6, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Podcast: Excelsior!

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This week Chip Cella (@CaptinChaos) and Andy Urquhart (@damien14273) from the Agents of Shieldcast join Fred to discuss retro titles featuring Marvel Characters.  They learn that the distinction of titles early in gaming were almost nonexistent and perhaps Marvel having Disney behind it may actually be a good thing.  Listen on true believers!


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Written by Fred Rojas

January 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Review: Capcom Arcade Cabinet (XBLA/PSN)

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cac_boxWhenever I hear about another announcement for another arcade collection to be released individually I always think back to Game Room.  Here we go again.  Not only that but you would be hard pressed to not point out that Capcom has released these arcade gems before, most if not all of them (there are some games I don’t yet know about) appearing on the Capcom Classics Collection that appeared on Xbox, PS2, and PSP.  Despite all of that against it – your interest and want in the specific games notwithstanding – Capcom Arcade Cabinet offers exactly what retro gamers purchasing arcade games on today’s consoles look for and all at an easy impulse buy price.

At its core it’s a lot like Game Room in that you navigate a main screen that displays the available games you have to play.  Games that you have not purchased or that aren’t available yet are blacked out.  Of the titles you do have, you can read a quick background paragraph on the game or enter its specific menu.  As of now the selection is an interesting mixed bag of highly popular and relatively unknown titles from 1984-1987 – currently the three titles from 1987 have been released: Black Tiger, 1943, and Avengers – and the overall package looks to be consistent with that structure moving forward.  Whether or not you want these games is entirely up to you and probably responsible for whether or not you’ll pick up anything, but this review isn’t about each individual game but rather the options and package you get with Capcom Arcade Cabinet.

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Written by Fred Rojas

February 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm